Our company offers extracts from the commercial register of Andorra with a translation and an apostille.
The Principality of Andorra is a landlocked microstate in the eastern Pyrenees, bordered by France and Spain. It is a parliamentary semi-elective diarchy, with two nominal co-monarchs – the Bishop of Urgell and the President of France, with representation within Andorra. Legislative power belongs to the parliament (the General Council of the Valleys), executive power belongs to the government (the Executive Council). The actual currency is the Euro. The official language is Catalan, while Spanish and French are widely used.
Tourism is the basis of the Andorran economy, with the sphere of financial services as a runner-up. Since the state influence is very low, the economy of Andorra is among the freest in the world. At the same time, economic processes in the country depend on France and Spain, the countries that Andorra is associated with.
Non-residents of Andorra had no right to own more than a third of a registered company in the Principality until 2012, when this rule was abolished. Today companies with 100% foreign capital can be legally registered in Andorra.
The Principality of Andorra is included in the List of offshore centres that do not disclose information in the conduct of financial transactions, approved by Order of the Ministry of Finance of Russia on November 13, 2007 No. 108n, and also in the list of offshore zones of the Central Bank of Russia. In determining the category of jurisdiction by the OECD countries, Andorra was included in the "gray area" of jurisdictions that had assumed obligations to adopt tax standards approved at the international level, but had not yet sufficiently implemented them. In addition, the Principality of Andorra is blacklisted as an offshore state by the EU.
The basis of Andorran corporate legislation is the Spanish civil law. The activities of commercial companies are regulated by the Corporations Act of 1983, the Financial Systems Act of 1993, the Foreign Investment Act of 2008 and other official documents.
Types of businesses in Andorra
According to the administrative and tax legislation of Andorra, companies registered in Andorra are as follows:
Sociedad Anónima – “anonymous” company (some sources translate the term as “corporation” or “joint-stock company”)
Societat Limitadad – limited liability company
Societat Colectiva – collective society (the capital is distributed among partners with unlimited liability)
In addition, partnerships and branches of foreign insurance companies can be registered in Andorra. Individual entrepreneurs can also work in the Principality.
Should you wish to check the sincerity of your foreign business partner’s request, Schmidt & Schmidt will gladly assist you.
We offer extracts from the commercial registers of more than 100 different registers in countries spread all around the globe. Additionally, we offer annual statements for a variety of companies. The original extract from any commercial register can be sent to you by mail or as a pdf-file via e-mail. Besides that, commercial register extracts can be authenticated with an apostille.
The Register of Companies of Andorra (Registre de Societats) is subordinate to the Government of the Principality. Unlike similar registries of other countries, it provides limited information on registered companies, working directly with either residents of Andorra, or with the owners of the enterprises themselves.
Extracts from commercial register of Andorra
The main information statement provided by this country is the company profile. This document comes in the Spanish language and contains the basic information relevant at the moment of request, such as:
- Company’s full legal name
- Current status
- Legal representatives
- Certificate of registration
- Company charter
- Memorandum of association
- Company’s “history” (eg. former CEO, etc.)
NB: In some cases, information about certain organisations may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are provided from 3 – 5 days after the submission of the inquiry.
Samples of extracts are available in Spanish.
Andorra has been a member of The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents since 15 April 1996.
Therefore, the documents issued in Andorra are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
An extract from the commercial register of Andorra can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements and other documents
- File legal claims
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the Principality of Andorra and the General Data Protection Regulation.
You can also order a notarised translation from French or Spanish.
Apostilling usually takes about two weeks.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract||from 23,80 €||from 20,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 297,50 €||from 250,00 €|